Tuna & Tomatoes Provencale

This salad is perfect for those hot summer days when tomatoes are abundant
and cooking is out of the question. Nutrition Bonus: If you are counting grams
of fat, check the tuna label. Albacore tuna can contain anywhere from
1 to 7 grams in 2 ounces, depending on the catch.

Makes 6 servings

2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
1/2 tsp salt, preferably kosher
2 tbsp olive oil, preferably extra-virgin
2 tbsp balsamic or red-wine vinegar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 (6 ounce) cans solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
1/2 cup diced roasted red peppers (from a jar)
1/4 cup chopped pitted black olives
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives or scallion greens
2 tbsp drained capers
4 large vine-ripened tomatoes
Several fresh basil leaves for garnish

Mash garlic and salt into a paste; transfer to a large bowl. Add oil, vinegar,
lemon juice and black pepper. Whisk until well blended. Add tuna, red peppers,
olives, chopped basil, chives or scallions and capers. Toss gently to combine.
Slice tomatoes 1/2 inch thick and arrange on a serving platter. Sprinkle
tuna mixture evenly over tomatoes. Let stand 20 minutes to let flavors meld.
Garnish with whole basil leaves just before serving.

POINTS:  3 (2.5) 

PER SERVING:  120 Calories, 2 g Total Fat, 1 g Saturated Fat,
620 mg Sodium, 6 g Total Carbohydrate,
1 g Dietary Fiber, 19 g Protein

* Whenever possible, I calculate ALL my Points on my website with my Offline Points Calculator
in the Half Points Mode, which rounds UP to the nearest Half Point. This keeps my site consistent.

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